Gaia GPS iOS v10.4: Polygons, 3D-Touch, Auto-Naming, Much More

Download the new version of Gaia GPS v10.4 for iOS today. The release includes new features, UI refinements, and bug fixes – every user should benefit from this one. iOS Version 10.4 Updates, Features, and Fixes Map Source Menu and Main iPhone Menu Updated Map Source Menu – Includes updated categories, descriptive icons, and more information… Read More »

How to Read a Topo Map

Topo maps use concentric “contour lines” to show elevation changes, and help people navigate mountains and wilderness areas. The denser the contour lines appear, the steeper the terrain. Topographic maps also tend to show a wealth of natural information, like markings for trails, springs, forests, and swamps, though they tend to include roads as well.… Read More »

Gaia GPS for iOS v10.3.2

Gaia 10.3.2 for iOS improves compatibility with iOS 9, drops iOS6, and fixes a few bugs. Check out the release notes here, also included in the app when you get the update. On updates.gaiagps.com, you can always check out release notes for the Gaia GPS for iOS, and Gaia GPS for Android. You might notice that… Read More »

Better Food to Enhance Your Next Backpacking Trip

Frequent hikers and backpackers know how to cook dehydrated meals, but they can get boring pretty quickly. These 5 delicious treats can launch your backcountry cooking game into the next dimension. Cheese Surprisingly, cheese doesn’t always have to stay at home when you hit the trail. It lasts up to 5 days in your pack… Read More »

Annual ALDHA Gathering 2015

This weekend, Ashli and Ruthie ventured out to the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association’s (ALDHA) 34th annual event “The Gathering” in Shippensburg, PA. Each year, the event hosts interesting workshops, forums, keynote speakers, and ends with an ALDHA sponsored work trip on the AT.   Preserving the Trail after “A Walk in the Woods” This… Read More »

Off the Trail with Gaia GPS

The trail-less wilderness of Denali sprawls over an area equal to the state of Massachusetts. Its taigas and tundras rise up into North America’s tallest peak. In this most wild of places, only one road wends its way through the park, and trails have no place. Last week, I noticed a picture of Denali on… Read More »